Allen Moseley

farewell: The casket bearing the body of police officer Allen Moseley is placed in a hearse by members of the Police Service following Moseley funeral at the Trinity Cathedral, Port of Spain yesterday.

—Photo: JERMAINE CRUICKSHANK

“Do police lives matter? Does forgiveness matter? Does love matter?”

PC Simeon posed these questions as he delivered the eulogy on behalf of his late fallen comrade, Police Constable Allen (“Blaze” and “Junior”) Moseley, at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain, yesterday.

“His (Moseley’s) life mattered,” stated Simeon.

Moseley, 32, was shot dead on June 27 while visiting a friend along Morvant Old Road. Just hours before, he had finished a four-week training programme at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service Guard and Emergency Branch. To date, his killers have not been found.

Simeon was joined by two other two eulogists — WPC Castillo and Senior Supt Hazel — who paid tribute to Moseley’s keen level of professionalism, work ethic and love for his colleagues and family.

Moseley was also described as “effervescent and vibrant”.

Among those gathered to celebrate “A Cherished Life Of Moseley” were Police Commissioner Gary Griffith, TTPS Social Welfare Association president Insp Gideon Dickson and acting DCP Irwin Hackshaw.

They were joined by his parents Jefferson Moseley and Doreen Hamilton his wife Ayesha Moseley, children Emmanuel, Aaron, Adriel and Ahsim Moseley, step-daughter Janae Hamilton and friend Gemal Cupid.

There was a ripple of disturbance when Ayesha Moseley requested that a woman be removed from the church. She was escorted outside.

As the service wound to a close, Moseley’s casket was draped in the Police Service flag, borne by his colleagues and given full military rites.

‘Special love for colleagues’

During his remarks, Simeon said of Moseley: “He was kind. He was liked by many of his colleagues. During his tenure, he showed great determination. He was moved to Special Investigations’ Department. He would show each one of his colleagues a special love. He was at Guard at Emergency Branch. He was willing to go the extra mile. We mourn the loss of this dedicated officer.”

During the final viewing, relatives wept and consoled each other as they exited the church and an elderly woman said: “Too much bloodshed in the country.”

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